Skip to comments.Navy secretary on transgender troops: 'Any patriot' should be allowed to serve
Posted on 08/11/2017 7:55:34 AM PDT by Kevin C
The recently confirmed secretary of the Navy says he will follow any order the president gives on transgender troops, but that any patriot should be allowed to serve.
We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told reporters Thursday night after visiting Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.
"On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military"
Spencer was confirmed a week after President Trump tweeted that he plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
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so... if a patriot... who thinks they are actually a tree wants to serve.. we should let them?
Has any SecNav broken with the CIC in such a public way over ANY topic? EVER??
I am willing to bet the answer is NO!
So the Navy wants to welcome the mentalky ill? I am no military expert, but that just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.
According to our President one of "the requirements" is that you not be a transgender. So obey the commander and do your job.
No. Just no. The first requirement of a patriot should be that he is not insane.
“On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military”
Yes, someone who “meets all the requirements”. Someone who is “transsexual” and suffering from gender dysphoria, does NOT meet the requirements. What is so hard for people to understand about this?
Queue a new Navy Secretary.
Who is allowed to serve is a political question.
I wonder how the Navy Secretary feels about people that thing they are both sexes depending on the day?
What about people that think they are dogs, cats, but want to join the military?
This is complete insanity!
We don’t allow diabetics to be accepted in the military no matter how patriotic.
President Trump should fire him.
As I recall the story.....even Audie Murphy was turned down by the Marine Corps...............???
Another Day @ Planet WTF!
Looks like we need a new secretary of the Navy. Once the transitional surgery and hormone treatments start, the transgender is no longer medically qualified.
I guess what he is saying is that it doesn’t take much to be Secretary of the navy. I mean, “any patriot” that wants to be the secretary should be allowed to be secretary.
Let the SOB pay for all the surgery and medical expenses.
Attitudes such as this one from the Navy Secretary make one wonder if the military can ever get back on track. An environment in which patriotic US citizens with strong values won't serve is not a plan for success.
I’m really tired of society trying to normalize people that are mentally insane.
Except that mental fitness is a requirement, and gender dysphoria (transgenderism) is a serious mental illness.
He needs to zip it. Insubordination?
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